Young families are heading to villages just 15 kilometres south of Wagga in a bid to get more "bang for their buck" than what is offered in the city.
Uranquinty's population, of more than 900 residents, is set to grow with two new estates ready to turn soil early next year.
Yarragundry Estate, shared by Wagga Real Estate and Hore and Davies agencies, is offering 14 lots with three already under offer.
"Land prices in the Wagga suburbs are actually skyrocketing in price, but are getting smaller and smaller," said WRE director Greg Chamberlain.
"This estate allows you to buy blocks ranging from 1014 square metres to 2132 sqm for the same, if not cheaper, than what you can get in town for about 600 sqm.
"It's only about a 10 minute drive back into SouthCity Shopping Centre, so the facilities are on your doorstep and you get more bang for your buck."
The prices range from $125,000 and up to $189,000 for the larger lot sizes. Mr Chamberlain said more younger people are wanting to build four-bedroom properties while still having room for a shed and decent sized backyard.
"I think that more and more people will look to the villages," he said.
"It's smaller and safer and it has that community feel out here.
"I've personally lived out here for 12 months and I love it ... it's a good lifestyle and you're still close to town."
Homes can expect to start construction from March next year as most of the infrastructure required is already available.
Fairview Estate, located at the beginning of Uranquinty's township from Wagga, is also seeking buyers.
Developer Josh Eldridge said eight of 11 lots are available, with an average lot size of 882 sqm and prices starting from $129,000.
"We're only in the preliminary stage but there's quite a strong demand," he said.
"A lot of the estates being developed in Wagga don't have the amenities, whereas here the village has so much to offer.
There's schooling, transportation, shops and the direct link into Wagga is quite an advantage for families to be a part of a great little community."
Factors such as Wagga's 100,000 population target and the push for higher-density living, which does not suit all, are said to be contributing to this demand.
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However, Mr Chamberlain does not believe Uranquinty will ever connect to Wagga as the city grows.
"When land like this does come available, people will look at this as a better alternative; especially if they're wanting to raise a family," he said.
"I don't think Wagga is ready yet for that unit style living-on-top-of-each-other complexes.
"We're still a country town and we want the kids to be able to kick a ball in the backyard and walk to parks knowing that they're safe."